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Yahoo rolling out more Inktomi?

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2:28 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I posted before that I was seeing Inktomi in my Yahoo SERPS and it appeared to be IP based since it was definately Ink at home and Google at my office computer. This has been the case for over a month now. However when I look at the percentages of traffic given over time, I noticed a huge shift today:

Last Monday:

Google: 43% of traffic
Yahoo: 20% of traffic

Today:

Google: 34.7 %
Yahoo: 29.8 %

This is a huge discrepancy considering that this is a site with several million unique visitors per month.

Is anyone else getting percentage of traffic discrepancies today like this? Is Yahoo rolling out more Inktomi as they slowly phase out Google?

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11:17 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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See the dozen other threads about Yahoo doing tests. Nothing to see here kids, move along.
9:16 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Still google for me!
9:29 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am getting something different on yahoo. the results don't look like any of the Google data ceneters. Mainly because one of my sties is now number 3. search.positiontech.com looks a little bit like yahoo but not exasctly. I can't find anywhere to match what I am getting at Yahoo.

I am in Houston Texas

9:45 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I still get google results in CA, but the powered by google emblem is gone.
4:31 am on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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San Diego here.
Just noticed that results are NOT the same as with google for our search terms. 8:00 pm on Monday (pac. time)
4:52 am on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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jbage, that could be because there's a Google update been going on. You can see whether there's a cache near the pages returned.

I got Ink for about a month, it's been back to Google now. There have been discussions on and off for many weeks; seems it's selective testing, most likely by IP number.

12:21 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've seen Ink a few times. Its all cookie-based so if you flush it, you'll most likely go back to seeing Google.
12:17 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Had Ink for the first time here this morning (Spain). Back to Google now.

Those Ink results look a lot better than Google's at the moment. Come on Yahoo! now is the time to switch.

7:08 pm on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in SoCal and everyones computer at my office is now showing Ink results. But only in IE. If I use Opera then I see Google results.
Over the last few days some computers have seen Ink and some have seen Google within my office area.
8:57 pm on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting the opposite in So CA. Where I was getting Ink at home and G at the office...I'm now getting G at both. using internet explorer

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12:39 am on Jan 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It is some new mix. Looks similar to Inktomi, but it is not.
Not Altavista either.

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I had full Inktomi results in Fort Lauderdale this afternoon. Now its back to Google results at around 6pm. I guess these are just initial sporadic tests, but I can't wait for Yahoo! to roll out a new search alogorithm, even if it is just Inktomi.

I would like to see some actual competition between Yahoo!, Google and MSN, instead of the 80% market share that Google enjoys.

Hopefully, a year from now there will be three major databases to optimize for and choose from. Then our search engine rankings will not rely totally upon what one search engine wants to do.

6:18 am on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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peteboyd couldn't agree more ... but what I'd really like to see is 3 equal teams in a superbowl ;-)
11:31 am on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in Cape Canaveral- flush cookies regularly and my search terms have been identical to Google since this discussion began. I do notice Y seems to be about a day behind in mirroring the SERP's in Google, but so far, the results are the same consistently.

Personally, since this last G update, I wish Yahoo would hurry up and begin challenging Google's dominance.

11:32 am on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yep gets my vote the sooner they kick G out the better
6:04 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Starting to see a smaill amount of referrals from the new Yahoo.com.

I have the magic Yahoo cookie on one of my pc's.
I wish Yahoo would drop it on more pc's.

If I could figure out a way to get it on other's, I would devise a way to broadcast it.

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7:08 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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but what I'd really like to see is 3 equal teams in a superbowl ;-)

THREE teams in a super bowl? Wow.

7:23 pm on Feb 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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minnapple

I check my log files at the end of each month and for January I did see more hits from Yahoo then normal. I would have to say that more and more people are starting to see Ink instead of Google in Yahoo. Any comments?

8:26 pm on Feb 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got my first taste of Ink results. I see Ink results as I write. Location: Southern California.
8:34 pm on Feb 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I confirm - all INK from Southern California.

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Now it's back to the big G for me.
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I had a client call me from Hawaii today to tell me they are seeing Ink results.
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I'm in Southern California as well. I'm seeing Google results when using Safari browser and Ink results when using IE! hard to understand but points to it NOT being IP based.
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I am in Philly and have not once seen an Ink result on Yahoo yet. Curious, but a little nervous about effects on revenue.

If it went from Hawaii to Cali then maybe it is rolling east...watch out! ;)

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I just posted this on another thread in the AllTheWeb forum. Hope nobody minds the double-post. It seems very much on topic here...

Well, it's Feb 7... about 10PM PST, and, for the record, whatever is on Yahoo right now is definitely not the current Google www results, not AllTheWeb, not AltaVista, and not Inktomi.

PS... Just figured it out. What I'm seeing right now is pre-Florida Google results.

4:11 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed this weird URL in my referral logs, and it seems this is what you need to do to see Inktomi results: so just add this tmpl=E089 thingy ...

I added the tmpl=E089 element to my query string, and I'm still seeing Google results. I even clicked your link and still saw Google results.

7:18 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Have all of you seen "pure ink" or inktomi PFI sites as well?
7:23 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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it seems they running more than one variant or something ... E089 used to work, but not any more .... try E088

I tried E080-E099, and still only see Google results.

7:57 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am still able to see yahoo/ink results.

Beyond the normal yahoo cookies I have one called.

user@audience.broadcast.yahoo

Here are the contents of the cookie.

bhCookiePerm
1
audience.broadcast.yahoo.com/
1536
21271552
29615988
740524544
29615586
*

Not sure if this is what enables me to get the new yahoo, but I won't be deleting the cookies on this machine until Yahoo switches.

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8:26 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Finally seeing Inktomi in Philly but it's twisted a bit. It's not the same as pure search and in place of a PFI that's ranked pretty well, it has one of my 301s listed. Weird. I don't like it.

Also, it still says "Search Techology powered by Google" on the bottom, though it definitely is not.

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